Pakistan have decided to stay with the same playing XI the team fielded against Hong Kong in the match against arch-rival India.

The toss will take place at 4:00 pm with the match scheduled to start at 4:30 pm at the Dubai International Stadium.

Pakistan Playing XI includes:

Sarfraz Ahmed – Captain (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shahdab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali and Usman Khan. 

The game is the first between the sub-continent rivals since Pakistan thumped India by 180 runs in the final of the Champions Trophy at The Oval in June last year.

The two teams are facing each other for the first time in the United Arab Emirates since 2006, the last of their regular matches which were also held in Sharjah between 1984-2000.

Both teams have faced each other 12 times in the Asia Cup.